In my words
It is my hope that healthcare providers will recognize and understand that the diagnosis of cancer affects the entire family. It is also my hope that the team approach (clinicians, health care providers, supportive care, the patient & family) will be utilized to collaborate in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the delivery of care to patients and their families.
The course of treatment is determined not only by the type and stage of cancer, but also by what treatments and services the patient chooses. The three main ways to treat cancer are through surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. Sometimes a combination of all three is used.
For further information, see also : www.cancercare.on.ca/pcs/treatment/
Click the graphic above to explore the CSQI through the patient journey.